Associate Officer, MTA-NDA-DUA

Massachusetts, United States
Wednesday, 10 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 10 April 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

ASSOCIATE OFFICER, Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT)-Strategic Transactions Team, to negotiate, review, and manage the execution of material transfer agreements (MTA), non-disclosure agreements (NDA), and data use agreements DUA).  Responsibilities will include performing intake, negotiation, and facilitation of execution of MTAs, NDAs, and DUAs; advising Strategic Transactions Team members negotiating sponsored research and collaboration agreements on terms that involve data and material transfer provisions; creating and managing a repository of MTA, NDA, and DUA templates; managing and keeping updated the MTA, NDA, and DUA databases, including use of Kuali Coeus and MIT-QuickBase; recommending  improvements to senior strategic transactions officer on MTA/NDA/DUA intake process, contract management, and tracking systems; and working with Office of Research Compliance and Office of the General Counsel—at the director of senior strategic transactions officer--on compliance issues related to MTAs, NDAs, and DUAs, including data security.  Additional duties may include reviewing, drafting, and negotiating no-cost collaboration agreements that involve use of materials and/or data; and special projects that may be assigned by the senior strategic transactions officer.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ relevant experience; technical or legal writing proficiency and experience reviewing and negotiating commercial and/or research agreements; excellent organizational, interpersonal, diplomacy, decision-making, and written and verbal communication skills; proficiency with MS Office and experience with or willingness to learn Kuali Coeus and content management/repository tools such as QuickBase and SharePoint.  Must be able to manage multiple concurrent tasks in a fast-paced environment and to learn, interpret, and communicate MIT policies and guidelines. 

PREFERREDlaw degree or legal or paralegal experience, and scientific experience. 

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